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by MarekH
Sun May 09, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best windscreen fitters in Surrey ...??
Replies: 4
Views: 256
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Re: Best windscreen fitters in Surrey ...??

Try Howard from Merlin Motorscreens on Cranleigh 277792
kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Fri May 07, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble bleeding brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 486
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Re: Trouble bleeding brakes

As it is the first time, I would also dissolve or pack as much red grease into the brake fluid as possible. The reasons are twofold:- firstly, you need to lubricate the seals and make sure they can move freely (and your servo is already assembled...); secondly, you get a visual indication of where t...
by MarekH
Sun May 02, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: factory 2 into 1 exhaust pipes; left versus right
Replies: 5
Views: 1013
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Re: factory 2 into 1 exhaust pipes; left versus right

Here are some pictures I meant to post a while ago. They are taken with the manifold ends held against each other square to each other. The effect of mixing them up is that the 2-1 pipes either hug the block or they point outwards toward the frame a bit. Mixed up, you don't have enough space to put ...
by MarekH
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Light Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 218
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Re: Brake Light Switch

I think mine is a Land Rover part. I'm sure it'll be the same as yours.
kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?
Replies: 7
Views: 333
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Re: Have my RADIUS ARMS shrunk at the powder coaters?

Use an R-pin instead of a split pin next time.
kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Indicator /park light lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 323
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Re: Indicator /park light lenses

Solvents that will work will also attack the plastic, so finding one that doesn't is trial and error and error is the likely end result. If put under strain whilst you are also attacking it with a solvent, the plastic will be brittle and may not come apart as intended, so Mr Dremel is your new best ...
by MarekH
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fan didn’t come on
Replies: 16
Views: 658
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Re: Radiator fan didn’t come on

Two points:- Your new wiring loom has very good male connectors, but quite a few of the female connectors (to my touch) were very subtly oversized (or perhaps some of the aftermarket male bullet connectors were undersized). This means they all fit, but are not as tight as could be. When the opportun...
by MarekH
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radiator fan didn’t come on
Replies: 16
Views: 658
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Re: Radiator fan didn’t come on

Dear Jonathan, For a three pole c1,c2,w1 relay, c2 has a double function:- it's the 12v supply which will come back out of c1 and go to the fan when the relay is activated AND it is one of the w terminals for the relay coil. That means w1 goes to the Otter switch and the other side of the Otter has ...
by MarekH
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Removing the rear side marker lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1304
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Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

Dear Dave

I also have a set in smoke grey colour - that might suit even better given your car is grey.

kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch fork position
Replies: 12
Views: 556
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Re: Clutch fork position

Dear Paul, if you look at the clutch fork, for a 6 cylinder car, you'll note that the pivot point on the bellhousing is nowhere near the centre of the fork, so the amount of horizontal movement at the slave cylinder pushrod end is multiplied up by this ratio when moving the thrust bearing off of the...
by MarekH
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another clutch mystery for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1141
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Re: Another clutch mystery for me

The clutch system can simply be gravity bled normally - there is an open path all of the way normally and there is no unsealed part until the pedal is pressed part way down. That means you are suggesting that a seal is deforming under moderate pressure but only takes takes up the final "correct" sha...
by MarekH
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1966 ignition look wiring and function
Replies: 3
Views: 337
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Re: 1966 ignition look wiring and function

I have never even seen a 1966 car before, but you seem to be describing a faulty connection either at/in the ignition switch or at the ammeter. I'd clean all of the connections and the inside of the switch. Like I said, you need to make a truth table to determine what should be connected to what whe...
by MarekH
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1966 ignition look wiring and function
Replies: 3
Views: 337
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Re: 1966 ignition look wiring and function

If you have a high voltage produced by the alternator, then the regulator is not regulating. It does this by switching the field coil on and off such that the average voltage becomes ~14v. One side of the field coil is connected to the battery positive feed and the other goes to the regulator. When ...
by MarekH
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: I got twins at 58!
Replies: 1
Views: 268
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Re: I got twins at 58!

You also appear to have plenty move garage space available........ so keep going!
kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan temperature sensor
Replies: 28
Views: 1371
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Re: Fan temperature sensor

Tom, There is nothing wrong in incorporating new technology into our cars. I can easily imagine that fitting a massive Coolcat fan onto a new radiator will mean it won't be necessary to run the larger more powerful fans as much, or that such a car can be safely run hotter because it can drop the tem...
by MarekH
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan temperature sensor
Replies: 28
Views: 1371
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Re: Fan temperature sensor

Tom, what Mazda chose to do with a twin fan setup for a car with a totally different engine and a much smaller volume of coolant is up to them and has no bearing on what is needed for 5.3litre engine mounted in a confined space and with 19 litres of coolant circulating. To add to that, their fans sh...
by MarekH
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Removing the rear side marker lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1304
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Re: Removing the rear side marker lights

From me - I can make you a custom set if you like.
Send me an email or a pm.
kind regards
Marek
by MarekH
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: series 3 bouncing rev counter
Replies: 4
Views: 383
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Re: series 3 bouncing rev counter

Then it probably isn't a complete loss of connection, but an inconsistent input. I'd get (or borrow) another tacho of the same type on ebay for a few pounds (even a six cylinder one or xjs item will do) and check to see whether it behaves the same way. If it does, then the problem is upstream and no...
by MarekH
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: series 3 bouncing rev counter
Replies: 4
Views: 383
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Re: series 3 bouncing rev counter

Rather than saying it bounces, are you saying it records zero and returns to the correct value periodically? If so, it is likely something is not making a good electrical connection and that includes the earthing of the tacho itself. If you think it is SNGB related, then ask them how their tacho sig...
by MarekH
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan temperature sensor
Replies: 28
Views: 1371
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Re: Fan temperature sensor

Dear Tom, these sorts of FETs simply weren't available 15 years ago when I was designing and prototyping these sorts of things. The options available to us now far exceed our wildest dreams and the main concern these days is that the technology moves on so fast that these chips get removed from the ...